Cumbrian MP calls for government to step into schools funding row
A CUMBRIAN MP wants the Government to step in to help save county schools from proposed funding cuts.
Schools across the county could see three per cent wiped from their 2017-18 funding as Cumbria County Council looks to claw back more than £8m.
Headteachers say they may have to shed staff and cut provision for children if budgets are slashed as the council seeks to find ways to address spiraling costs of helping children with special needs.
The clawback is one of a number of measures currently being consulted upon.
Others include increasing the number of "alternative provision"... read more
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